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A reminder for Obama before meeting Arroyo

As Gloria Macapagal Arroyo approaches Washington DC for a meeting with Barack Obama, we Filipinos should remind the US president of the words he spoke on his inaugural last January 20: “To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of […]

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Forum: SONA ng Katotohanan

As the nation prepares for what ought to be Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s last and final State of the Nation Address, the new group Pagbabago! People’s Movement for Change invites everyone to “SONA ng Katotohanan: A Public Forum” on July 24, 2009, 2:00-5:00 pm at the BSLR-East, UP Manila College of Medicine, Pedro Gil, Manila.

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US conference applauds Pinoy texting power

Yes, folks, our sophisticated use of cellphones makes Filipinos a star here in the Los Angeles conference I’m attending. Speaking at the Beyond Broadcast 2009 plenary session yesterday (Thursday in Manila), I shared how we make use of mobile phones for pro-consumer and pro-people ends. Read more about it at the TXTPower website. I’ve met […]

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PopDev Media Awards now open to bloggers!

Another group has come forward to recognize the role of bloggers in raising public awareness on important issues. Bloggers are now welcome to join the 5th PopDev Media Awards, a project of Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD). This is open to all Filipino bloggers who have blogged about any of the following […]

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10 worst countries to be a blogger

It is taken for granted or regarded lightly, but the relative freedom we enjoy in expressing ourselves through is heaven compared to the hell experienced by bloggers in other countries. In naming the “worst online oppressors”, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) notes that “booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have […]

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PCIJ, Newsbreak hold workshop on reporting human rights issues and extrajudicial killings

What do the Alabang, Paranaque and Quezon City incidents, the Kuratong Baleleng rubout, the suspicious slays of crusading journalists and the murders of nearly a thousand activists have in common? They are all arguably extrajudicial or extralegal killings — deliberate murders of individuals by elements or agents of the state, with approval or sanction by superiors, […]

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